Talented Bristol Cyclist Joins Olympian Dani King On Track

Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Sponsors Teenage Cyclist

03.03.2015

An up-and-coming cyclist sponsored by a Bristol law firm has joined double Olympian Dani King for a once-in-a-lifetime track day experience at Lee Valley Velo Park.
 
Joe Hiscott, 16, attends Bristol Grammar School and cycles for Newport Velo. Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office sponsor Joe’s equipment and his kit, so he can continue his training at the Newport Velodrome.
 
Jonathan Peacock, who is the Regional Managing Partner for the Bristol office, bid for this great opportunity for Joe at an auction organised by Headway – the brain injury association, a national charity that supports people affected by brain injury. The auction, which was hosted by former Antique's Roadshow  presenter, Eric Knowles, was held as part of the charity's national Annual Awards Luncheon in December at The Dorchester Hotel, in London.
 
Irwin Mitchell work closely with the brain injury charity in a number of our offices around the country.

Expert Opinion
This was a great opportunity for Joe to meet Dani and get some advice on what it takes to be an Olympic-standard cyclist who’s one of the most successful in the world. Joe really enjoyed the track day and it only inspired him to work even harder to achieve his goals.

“Cycling has increasingly attracted more and more fans since the British team’s success at the London 2012 Olympics and the highly successful Grand Depart hosted by Yorkshire in 2014.

“We hope that our continuing sponsorship of Joe, a very talented and committed up-and-coming cyclist, will support him in his future endeavours as he pushes to achieve great things.”
Jonathan Peacock, Partner
Joe said: “It was a fantastic experience for me too meet Dani, she has achieved so much and she is an inspiration to me – it was an amazing day with her and I feel like I learnt a lot.
 
“I am very proud to have received sponsorship from Irwin Mitchell. I have been able to upgrade my track bike and the new kit looks excellent. This will really open up opportunities for me, helping me further improve my cycling skills and build up more experience.”  
 
Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising at Headway, said: "We are pleased to hear that a Headway auction prize has gone towards helping a young man fulfil his cycling dream.
 
"The charity's Annual Awards Luncheon provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary achievements and dedication of brain injury survivors, carers and volunteers, while also raising vital funds to support our work.
 
"Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the bidders during this year's event we raised an impressive total of £4,000 from the auction alone, which will help us to continue to improve life after brain injury."